For the disciples, it must have been a fascinating walk with Jesus. He was very patient with the apostles (cf. Luke 24:13-35).
When they were walking, Jesus was listening to them and explaining undiscovered and mysterious things. He showed them the hidden meaning of some facts and words written in the Scriptures which were hard for them to understand.
When we enter the world of God’s mystery we shouldn’t be impatient. It is not necessary for us to understand everything at once. We have to give God the time to lead us, transform and convince us to certain truth. Our mind is so small and can have a tendencyto be proud, some things are beyond us. If we are unsure or do not understand something, it does not mean we have to criticise or question it. First we have to take a step of faith because of God’s authority. He is an expert on all the things connected with faith and morality.
God is our creator and is far more knowledgeable than we are. We are only His creatures and He wants the best for us. That is why we should keep our mind pure, trusting in Him and His words, accepting His mysteries.
The same holds true for the Church and its authority. We should pray for ourselves so that our hearts will be humble and open to God’s truth. Only such a heart that has no attachment to worldly or material goods and possessions, using those items in everyday life but as a free man, not as a slave who cannot live without those possessions.
This is a person who finds his happiness in God and His love; enjoying material goods but does not make them his idols. I assure you of the constant daily prayer of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, for all our readers and their families. Please let others know about our magazine and help us to distribute it all over the world.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA